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Labor Goddess Water Birthing Set

Labor Goddess Water Birthing Set

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Make this versatile set from swim knit for a water birth.  Use bamboo, merino, or cotton/lycra for non-water births.  This set is not designed for support - it is to cover the important bits while you labor.  Great for postpartum milk bath or maternity photoshoots!

The bandeau top has very long ties that will wrap around your body several times!  This allows you to tie them however you like, including under the belly for support.  You can knot them on the front or the back of the body.  

The skirt is lightly gathered to a waistband with an enclosed seam.  The hemline is left raw.  

Pattern options:  Strapless bandeau with a seam in the back.  Or wrap bandeau.

Difficulty:  Good for beginners who have worked with lightweight knits. We've included a page with tips for sewing swim knits.  This is a simple pattern with a lot of rectangular pieces.

Fabric:  Horizontal stretch of at least 50% (70% preferred). Vertical stretch is okay, but
not required. Bamboo/spandex, merino wool rib knit, merino/spandex, cotton/
spandex, swim knit, athletic knits.

Yardage:  See chart in the pictures.  You need about 2 yards to make a top and bottom set.

Special supplies needed:  Swimwear elastic

Maternity friendly:  Yes

Nursing friendly:  Yes

Size range:  Adult XXS to 6X. 
34 - 60” (86 - 147 CM ) bust.
37” - 70” (94 - 170 CM) hip.

Fit:  The bandeau top is fitted with negative ease.  The wrap top and skirt are adjustable.

Pockets:  No

Time to complete:   About an hour start to finish.

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All of our patterns have a standard, 3/8" or 1 cm seam allowance.

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Merino Wool

Want to use merino wool to make this? Check out our article with tips on sewing with merino wool and where to buy it.

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